THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1598 – Posted on: 13-September-2021
BREWERY “HOP”PENINGS! Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports a tank of Blood Orange Blonde Ale is making its way through the brewery. Our Summer Wheat and new Pink GuavaBuster Ale are on tap and in our offsale cooler. Our Mango Radler and even a few two litre bottles of Sarsaparilla are currently available in our offsale cooler. There are also many other beers available including a West Coast IPA, Irish Red Ale, Brown, Blonde, Pilsener, Vienna, Pale Ale and a Porter. Growler fills and keg fills are also available!
Much thanks to the many folks who joined us in last week’s FIRST FIRKIN FRIDAY event. It was a thrill to see the pub filled with many longstanding FFF fans whom we haven’t seen in 18 months! The firkin of Phoenix Dry-Hopped English Brown Ale sold out in only 20 minutes. The fastest-selling firkin in our 30 year history! Commemorative Bushwakker Phoenix T-shirts will be ready later this month!
Our GUEST TAP is currently pouring a POMEGRANATE PALE ALE from Saskatoon’s High Key Brewing. Up next is the NO 1 DURUM WHEAT ALE from 9 Mile Legacy Brewing.
In addition to taking our beer home in glass bottles and 2 litre jugs direct from our pub, you can find a varying selection of 650 ml bottles of Bushwakker beer in ALL SIX REGINA SLGA stores.
Our September PREMIUM WINE FEATURES celebrate California wines! The red is Sterling Vintner’s Collection Pinot Noir. $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre. The white is Three Thieves Pinot Grigio. $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre.
This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature on September 10th and 11th is BISON TENDERLOIN SURF N’ TURF for $24.95. Our Saturday CLASSIC STEAK & A PINT SPECIAL will also be available. Our Monday and Wednesday WINGS & A PINT SPECIAL and Tuesday PIZZA & A PINT SPECIAL are also a great value deal.
Our Labour Day Classic THREE DAY BURGER BATTLE was another delicious success! Our talented kitchen team really outdid themselves as both the SASKATCHEWAN BURGER and the WINNIPEG BURGER were absolutely decadent! History has demonstrated that the burger which sells the best is often a strong indicator as to which team will win the Labour Day Classic! But this was the second time where our Sask Burger won but our beloved Riders lost.
Our September Bushwakker LOCAL ARTIST WALL featured artist is CANDACE TIRK (nee Pastl)
Candace was born and raised on a farm near Watson, Saskatchewan. Nature has always been a source of inspiration and comfort to her. The medium of painting has moved within her for many years. In 2000 she began to explore painting in acrylics, oils and watercolors, taking various classes and workshops as well as teaching some classes in acrylics. Her chosen medium is now acrylics. Candace’s main source of inspiration has been landscapes and more recently animals. Over the last several months, Candace has had lots of time to explore other subjects that have helped support her through these challenging times. It is hoped that these paintings will uplift you as well. Candace resides in Regina with her husband where they have lived since 1989.
If you are interested in purchasing any paintings or have any questions you can reach her by texting 306 531 2136 or email her at email@example.com Enjoy her colourful works all this month!
Saskatchewan is home to some of Canada’s best craft beers. Craft breweries have revitalized Saskatchewan communities and neighbourhoods, and become a vital part of the province’s economy and culture. Plan your tour and visit one of the many breweries listed at https://www.tourismsaskatchewan.com/exploresask-craft-beer-flight Check in to all 13 locations and get a custom designed Little Town Apparel t-shirt.
The fifth Rider home game of the season will see the Green & White hosting the Toronto Argonauts at 7:45 PM. Enjoy our gourmet TORONTO BURGER & A PINT and come “devour” the competition!
Our new Bushwakker Online Ordering Page is now live on our website! You can order everything from our food menu as well as our Bushwakker brews and even select the time you’d like to pick up your order. Visit https://bushwakker.com/shop-2021/ and give it a try! Of course, you can continue to place your orders by calling us at 306-359-7276. We still love to hear your friendly voices. Thanks for your support everyone!
BUSHWAKKER “PHASE THREE NEW NORMAL” NOTES
We are open Monday – Thursday from 11:00 AM – midnight. The kitchen closes at 10:30 PM and last call is at11:15 PM. On Fridays and Saturdays we are open from 11:00 AM until 1:00 AM. The kitchen is open until 11:30 PM and last call will be at 12:15 AM. Although we intended to resume Sunday openings starting in September, we have found the labour shortage has not allowed us to do so at this time.
We are very appreciative of the increase in business we have seen since Phase Three of the Saskatchewan Roadmap to Recovery was introduced this July. It has been a challenge to find staff in both the front and in our kitchen. We do apologize for some of the delays in service you may have been experiencing. As our new staff gain more experience we certainly expect our team to once again be the well-oiled machine you are accustomed to seeing.
We are very appreciative of the considerable increase in the number of our takeout food orders. Call us at 306-359-7276 or visit our online ordering page at https://bushwakker.com/shop-2021/
Reservations are accepted and encouraged. We accept a limited number of reservations as late as 6:00 PM every day except Fridays. Fridays we accept reservations as late as 3:00 PM. Call us at 306-359-7276 to secure your table. We are now also able to accommodate larger groups. Our two banquet rooms are also available for private parties. Call Kelly at 306-359-7276 to book either our main floor Arizona Room or basement Clubroom.
Please continue to practice safe health measures. Remain connected to one another and to us! In addition to this weekly newsletter, we are very active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check-in with us often as we navigate these continually evolving times together. Try to support local businesses whenever possible. Be vigilant in your resolve to protect yourselves which in turn will protect others.
By Kelly Skjerven Global News
Posted September 3, 2021
It’s been a long two-year wait for the Labour Day Classic to return to Mosaic Stadium, a game that has many restaurants and players excited.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders will face off against rival team Winnipeg Blue Bombers at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Roughrider defensive back Ed Gainey called the game “the ideal football day,” comparing the province to a college town on game day.
“I’m just ready to soak it all in, I love Labour Day (Classic). I love the competition, the competiveness, the rivalry,” Gainey said earlier Tuesday.
Gainey is excited for the new players to experience the atmosphere on Sunday.
Quarterback Cody Fajardo recalled his first Labour Day Classic donning the green and white.
“I didn’t know what I was getting myself into until I ran out of the tunnel on Labour Day and it was an exciting atmosphere, it was one of my favourite games and top 5 in my career, for sure,” Fajardo said.
The day has a special place in punter Jon Ryan’s heart as a Saskatchewan-born and raised player.
“(I have) a ton of memories growing up here, I think I went to the Labour Day game every year from 1986 until I was drafted in 2004,” Ryan said.
Regina businesses are also busy preparing for the big game day.
Bushwakker Brewing is grilling up a Saskatchewan burger — and a Winnipeg burger for fans visiting for the Labour Day Classic.
The battle between the two burgers will last three days, between Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Bar manager Grant Frew said the challenge isn’t just for fun — it often decides the game day winner.
“We’ve been doing this three-day burger battle for approximately 20 years and out of those 20 years it has been a very accurate indicator, except for one occasion,” Frew said.
Frew explained in the past, the best-selling burger has turned out to be the winning team.
“We want people to come on down and devour those Sask burgers.”
Editor’s Note: Unfortunately the tradition was broken this year. This was the second time where our Sask Burger won but our beloved Riders lost.
TIME OUT – Still More Glorious Insults from an Era Before the English Language got Boiled Down to 4-Letter Words
“He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.” Forrest Tucker
“Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?” Mark Twain
“His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork” Mae West
“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.” Oscar Wilde
“He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts… for support rather than illumination. ” Andrew Lang
“He has Van Gogh’s ear for music.” Billy Wilder
“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But I’m afraid this wasn’t it.” Groucho Marx
Yet another amusing beer label from the good ‘ol U.S.A.